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Alex Sandro is set to sign a new deal at Juventus, according to Juve’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.
Arsenal and Chelsea made the defender a priority target in the summer but Juventus weren’t willing to sell him.
Several attempts to convince the Italians to sell the defender were fruitless, so Chelsea had to go into the season without a credible back up for Marcos Alonso.
It is believed that Chelsea still retain a strong interest in the defender but any hope of signing him in the nearest future is about to be dashed as the defender closes in on a contract renewal at Juve.
Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, as reported by the Daily Mail, Marotta has revealed that two of their top players, which includes Sandro, are in line for a new deal.
“Paulo [Dybala] himself has asked for it [a new deal], we will be renewing soon and we will also extend the contract of Alex Sandro.”
Sandro’s current contract expires in 2020 but the Turin giants want him to pen a two year extension, which will see him contracted to them until 2022. He is also expected to be rewarded with a considerable increase in his salary from € 2.8 million-a-year to €5 million-a-year.
Chelsea fans won’t be too happy with this development as most of us want the club to go back in for the Brazilian. A new deal would end all hopes of getting him.